Mr_Pink_152 (5009) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from beers of Europe. Dark rich almost black colour with a nice compact tan head. Aroma yeasty fruit, and light toasted malt, lots of berry fruit. Taste slight saison sour, combined with a subtle roasted malty bitterness. Really nice beer a real star. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2016
In Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly a narc goes so far undercover he loses his own identity. Thanks to the highly addictive psychoactive drug called Substance D, Agent Fred develops an alter ego in the form of delinquent lowlife Bob Arctor. While Subtsance D has the power to divide the mind into competing personalities, Stillwater’s beer brings two competing personalities together. A Saison Darkly brings golden Saison and black Stout together. The result is complex and appropriately trippy. It’s floral, fruity, funky, spicy, and even a bit smoky. Belgian-style fruits and spices meet darkened malt richness. The feel falls somewhere between full-bodied (Stout-like) and smooth (Saison-like), almost creamy. It’s a sci-fi pairing worthy of PKD. Dorkenstein (543) - - MAR 31, 2016
Aromas of malted barley, balsamic vinegar, and berries. Taste is malted barley, subtle balsamic vinegar, berries; then rose water, honey, and bready malts in the finish. daje (4436) - NORWAY - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle, february 20th 2015. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of tart berries, roasted malt and spices. Taste is herbal with licorice, sweet, with a tart ending. Perfumes aftertaste. A strange one, not bad but doesn’t quite secure a place amongst the best Stillwaters. Ferris (15305) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
Draft - Toffee and dark candy sugar. Deep maroon with a cream beige head. Tastes much like it smells with some spicy notes as well. OK, but nothing great.
bastarda (502) - Freiburg, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2016
@IPA Bar Berlin; beautiful very dark red colour; aromas of cherry liqueur with dark chocolate, hints of blackcurrants. More chocolate, in a dry and light body, nicely balanced by those cherry notes and also some aspects of wood, sweet spices. Dryish aftertaste of canned sweet cherries. Great experimental brew. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong floral and yeast. Medium mouth, fruity, yeast, light finish, good. Lonick (1872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Keg @The Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is wonderful, chocolate, apple, liquorice, toffee and a slight floral note. taste was sweet, un-naturally sweet, some spices and very thin. Loved the nose hated the taste. yuzuha (19) - sioux city, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2015
pours dark brown with thin light brown head. Pleasant floral scent with a hint of smoke. Medium carbonation and good mouth feel. Taste has hint of malt, hop, smoke caramel and oatmeal. with a bit of an alcohol finish. jinroh (1597) - ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours dark mahogany brown, almost black. Not much head. Aroma is feather like an oatmeal stout - sweetish burnt malts, a bit of dark chocolate. Taste is also full of roasted malts, relatively full body with velvety texture. Feels more like a stout for me, if it wasn’t written on the bottle would never associate this with saison (or dark saison, whatever it is). Anyhow, what I have in my glass is truly enjoyable and tastes great. Aftertaste is lingering, bit of liquorice and dark fruits adding a touch of acidity.